a' LaVie Photography » Contemporary Traditional Wedding Photography by Pam Hults in Austin, Texas

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I had a chance to quickly photograph Wilhelmina model Audrey out at Butler park in between rain showers. It’s the first time I’ve had a chance to photograph a professional model and I learned a ton about posing and expression that I can’t wait to use with my clients this year. — I’ll always take the traditional portrait but then it’s fun to play and explore what it feels like to wear a dress that is so beautiful and almost magical. For the record, this isn’t a wedding dress. It’s a cool idea created by my friend and stylist, Lisa Godwin-Gleeson. The hair wreath ( SO GORGEOUS ) was created by Bouquets of Austin.


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Stephanie and Sean were married last weekend and had a gorgeous Smith Chapel wedding and then a FUN Lakeway Resort reception. — Stephanie was gorgeous and Sean’s expression when he saw her was so sweet. In front of everyone, guys do a pretty good job of keeping it together and Sean was downright adorable when he saw her. They are such a fun couple and one of my favorite things from the evening was the 2nd line dance that’s popular in Louisiana. If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you’ve heard the song. You can’t get it out of your head and help BUT dance. It was a GREAT way to end the night.

Stephanie and Sean, I wish you both the very best!!!

Becky with Pearl Events was their fabulous event planner.
Posey Events was their florist and it was all gorgeous.
Sweet Treats Bakery made the beautiful cakes.
Royal Dukes Band was the band that kept everyone dancing.
Adam Grumbo was the talented videographer.

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Sara and Robert had a beautiful Lost Pines Hyatt wedding out in Bastrop, Texas a few weeks ago and it’s one of my very favorite “destination” wedding spots around the Austin area. I have done stay-cations there in the past and I was thrilled to hear Sara and Robert were getting married there. — Sara was so gorgeous in her wedding dress and the response from her bridesmaids when she walked out is one of my all time favorite reactions. It was hard to just pick three. Robert was beyond blown away when he saw her walk down the aisle and his big smiles towards her were just adorable. I loved it all!

Claire and Aimee with Clink were the event planners for Sara and they always take it over the top.
Merveille Floral did the gorgeous flowers/bouquets.
Simon Lee created the delicious cakes.
Marquee Rentals and Whim Events did the beautiful rentals.
Ice House was the great band where literally EVERYONE danced.

Sara and Robert, I wish you both the very best!!

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I’ve been dying to post this portrait session from Stephanie’s elegant Laguna Gloria bridal! Stephanie had sent me a picture of her dress and we talked about doing a session in a Vogue/ editorial way. She is over 6′ tall and looked like a model at hello. Her dress was PERFECT for her and it was fun to have the chance to play.

I loved it all!

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Jana and Rich had a gorgeous One World Theater wedding a couple of weeks ago and I loved capturing what felt like thousands of touching moments throughout the day. Rich brought 3 children to the marriage and Jana brought a sweetness and spirit of fun to this newly formed family. — Jana started the day with meeting her dad at Barton Creek Resort and having her pictures made with him beside his old and beautiful car. She then had a “first see” with Rich and I LOVED seeing Rich’s reaction when he saw how gorgeous Jana looked in her wedding dress. They then practiced their first dance in front of the car and that’s when I captured one of my favorite portraits of the day when Rich lifted Jana into the air. — This wedding had it all! GORGEOUS flowers, balloons and a dove release. It was my first time to shoot one and I’m so happy the doves did exactly like I asked.:)

Jana and Rich, I wish you both the very best!!

Casey Dennis with “Right Before I Do” was their awesome wedding and event planner. She’s an old friend and I can’t count how many times she said Jana’s wedding was a labor of love.
Tracy with One World Theater was the venue planner and it was ALL great!
Stephanie with Bouquets of Austin was the florist on this wedding and her work is so rockstar gorgeous and I loved photographing it all.
Catering With a Twist was the caterer and the food was fantastic.
Cakes Rock did the wedding cake and it was gorgeous.
Texas Pro DJ provided the music and entertainment and they are always fun.

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